Point Counterpoint: Lewis Libby’s indictment

Papincak, Michael

This week I have been asked to discuss my opinion on the indictment of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who has just resigned as the chief of staff and national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. I have also been asked to narrow my opinion to how this makes the Bush administration look. In the short run this, of course, makes the administration look pretty bad, especially because this probe into the CIA leak is not over. It might actually extend to the indictment of Karl Rove, which I am sure everybody on the left will highly enjoy. If the criminal charges do get extended to higher-ups like Rove, I am sure this indictment will be quickly forgotten. I also believe that if no other charges do occur then it will all be forgotten pretty quickly, especially by people on the right. The left, however, will be stubborn to let this go for the 2008, even ’06 for that matter.
However, I am looking too far into the future. I have been asked to comment on the now and here is my opinion